FEBRUARY 7th is ..... National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
: National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
) founded by five national organizations funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 1999 to provide capacity building assistance to Black communities and organizations. The initiative begin in 2000 with these five key organizations: Concerned Black Men, Inc. of Philadelphia; Health Watch Information and Promotion Services, Inc.; Jackson State University - Mississippi Urban Research Center; National Black Alcoholism and Addictions Council; and National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS. Read in Full >>
"Young Thurgood" by Larry Gibson :: The Doni Glover Interview, 11.20.12
Exclusive BMORENEWS interview regarding new book on Baltimore's own Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall by politico and law professor Larry S. Gibson; Thurgood Marshall, the person. Read in Full >>
The Glover Report: The Unsolved Murder of Robert Lee Clay
#1. Among pertinent information, other than the check mark next to ‘suicide’ as ‘cause of death’, is that the gunshot was to the left side of the head. Ironically, Clay was right handed;
#2. The report contains a photo of Clay’s body found at the scene with his feet resting on the second step; the rest of his body was on the ground laid out flat. Such a suicide done on the steps would be very rare – according to information in the report;
#3. Clay reported to those close to him that he was receiving death threats as late as the Thursday before the Monday he was killed; and
#4. The gun found at the scene was stolen from Frederick, Maryland several years ago. Further, no one questioned knew of the gun.
Further, Clay was found with hundreds of dollars in his pocket. And, being the meticulous man he was, would he actually kill himself right where he knew his daughter would likely be the first to find him? Read in Full >>
Most Children Younger Than Age 1 are Minorities, Census Bureau Reports
The U.S. Census Bureau released a set of estimates on Thursday showing that 50.4 percent of our nation's population younger than age 1 were minorities as of July 1, 2011. This is up from 49.5 percent from the 2010 Census taken April 1, 2010. A minority is anyone who is not single-race white and not Hispanic.
The population younger than age 5 was 49.7 percent minority in 2011, up from 49.0 percent in 2010. A population greater than 50 percent minority is considered “majority-minority.” Read in Full >>
Scholarship Opportunities: African American Students Are NOT APPLYING!!!!!!
Even if you do not have a college-aged child at home, please share this with someone who does; pass this scholarship information on to anyone and everyone that comes to mind. Read in Full >>
The Glover Report: Black Political Progress Lacking in 2012 Maryland: Pushing Qualified, Committed Black Leadership
Be clear: I am for ALL people getting their due benefits. And that's exactly why I, as a servant of the community, push a black agenda.
Time and time again, when I have raised these pertinent concerns – I hear every excuse in the world as to why black folks cannot get their needs addressed. Every time, somebody else’s agenda supersedes ours. Like Fannie Lou Hamer said, "I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired." Read in Full >>
Arnold Jolivet UNPLUGGED: Union Baptist Church, Baltimore, 1.14.12
Jolivet is a staunch advocate for blacks in Maryland; here, he shares his thoughts on blacks' status. Read in Full >>
Pugh Makes Comments; bolts for door at Gov.'s Redistricting Hearing
Annapolis: Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland chair states the caucus will meet with the powers that be. Read in Full >>
Attorney Jason Torchinsky Comments on Redistricting Trial in Prince George's County, 12.20.11
Torchinsky represented African American community in Maryland's redistricting trial in Greenbelt, 12.20.11 Read in Full >>
REDISTRICTING :: Sen. Kelley Is PISSED! :: NO RESPECT
: The Governor's proposed map looks terrible to me. District 10 now goes to I-83, and includes a lot of young, probably unregistered newcomers to the County, while losing many communities of older African-Americans who are registered, who vote, and who are otherwise engaged in civic organizations. The district loses everything inside of the beltway, and extends north of a much more compact District 11, and northeast to I-83. We lose Powhatan, Woodlawn, Westview Park, our Catonsville precincts, Woodbridge Valley, Woodmoor, Lochearn, and Villa Nova. We lose both Delegate Nathan-Pulliam and Delegate Burns to a new city/county district 44, which includes the Bolton Hill, home of Delegate Keiffer Mitchell. Read in Full >>
TGR: Beggars Sitting on Bags of Gold: Blacks and Redistricting in Maryland 2011
Dedicated to Congresswoman Donna Edwards, Delegate Jill P. Carter ...
Mind you, I don’t blame Martin O’Malley. Many of us knew way back in 1999 that he had White House ambitions. Who knows? With his past luck, he just might become President of the US. However, for those of us who aren’t going anywhere, my concern and focus is on a Maryland that is easier to live in. My focus is also on holding black elected officials accountable and seeing them fulfill their potential. Otherwise, they need to hit the road; we need to replace them. Constantly, the words of Clarence Mitchell, III ring in my ear of how in his day, eleven black elected officials in Annapolis accomplished more more for black progress than the 40 plus do today.
No, I never blamed O’Malley. I never blamed Sen. President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller nor House Speaker Mike Busch. I have instead chosen to focus on black leadership and thus strive to do my part to keep it alive, functional, relevant, and viable! After all, there is a record number of African Americans in Maryland politics – opportunities not afforded our ancestors. However, does more mean better? Read in Full >>
State Senator C. Anthony Muse's Exploration for US Senate
Baltimore to Prince George's County: Sen. Muse highlights unemployment, under-education as key reasons he's seeking higher office. Seeking to be the only black in the US Senate. www.MuseForMaryland.com
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Dr. Michelle Gourdine :: Essence Music Festival and New York Times!! Reclaiming Our Health
Reclaiming Our Health covered a lot of ground this month! July began with a bang in New Orleans at the Essence Music Festival! (Check out the photos.) And the month is ending in New York...the New York Times, that is. I was invited to submit an op-ed on the importance of knowing the caloric content of foods purchased from fast food and full service restaurants. Read in Full >>
Commentary: SOLAR POWER: AFRICAN AMERICANS MAY MISS THE BOAT, AGAIN!
Many of these companies will become power houses, controlling technologies and power similar only to the oil companies of today. This is why it is so important for African Americans to get involved and start learning about solar and other green technologies. African Americans must avoid being left in the dark. They will need to begin educating themselves immediately on what solar energy and all that green technologies have to offer, or they may just find that they have “missed the boat” AGAIN! Read in Full >>